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Rethinking Southeast Asia


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Southeast Asia is a dynamic and rapidly-changing region which continues to defy predictions and challenge formulaic understandings. This series will publish cutting-edge work on the region, providing a venue for books that are readable, topical, interdisciplinary and critical of conventional views. It aims to communicate the energy, contestations and ambiguities that make Southeast Asia both consistently fascinating and sometimes potentially disturbing.

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Truth on Trial in Thailand Defamation, Treason, and Lèse-Majesté

Truth on Trial in Thailand: Defamation, Treason, and Lèse-Majesté

1st Edition

By David Streckfuss
April 04, 2011

Since 2005, Thailand has been in crisis, with unprecedented political instability and the worst political violence seen in the country in decades. In the aftermath of a military coup in 2006, Thailand’s press freedom ranking plunged, while arrests for lèse-majesté have skyrocketed to levels unknown...

Living at the Edge of Thai Society The Karen in the Highlands of Northern Thailand

Living at the Edge of Thai Society: The Karen in the Highlands of Northern Thailand

1st Edition

By Claudio Delang
September 10, 2010

The Karen are one of the major ethnic minority groups in the Himalayan highlands, living predominantly in the border area between Thailand and Burma. As the largest ethnic minority in Thailand, they have often been in conflict with the Thai majority. This book is the first major ethnographic and ...

Virtual Thailand The Media and Cultural Politics in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore

Virtual Thailand: The Media and Cultural Politics in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore

1st Edition

By Glen Lewis
July 28, 2010

Written by an established expert on Thailand, this is one of the first books to fully investigate the Thai media’s role during the Thaksin government’s first term. Incorporating political economy and media theory, the book provides a unique insight into globalization in Southeast Asia, analyzing ...

Thailand Beyond the Crisis

Thailand Beyond the Crisis

1st Edition

By Peter Warr
November 04, 2004

Thailand Beyond the Crisis includes recent research to give an accurate and up to date picture of the status of Thailand's economic recovery. The Asian economic crisis began in Thailand and ended a decade of sustained economic boom. This book identifies the role of policy errors involving both the ...

Rethinking Vietnam

Rethinking Vietnam

1st Edition

By Duncan McCargo
June 17, 2004

A uniquely comprehensive overview of a fascinating and rapidly changing country, dealing with the politics, economics, society and foreign policy of Vietnam from the Doi Moi reforms of market socialism in 1986 to the present day. Drawing on fieldwork and analysis by an international team of ...

Democracy and National Identity in Thailand

Democracy and National Identity in Thailand

1st Edition

By Michael Kelly Connors
November 22, 2002

This book seeks to illuminate how Thai elites have used democracy as an instrument for order and discipline. Drawing on interviews, numerous Thai language sources, and critical theory, the author reveals a remarkable adaptation of the idea of democracy in the Thai context. Connors shows how elites ...

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